<![CDATA[NBC 7 San Diego - San Diego Politics and Political News]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/politics http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/KNSD+RSS+Feed+logo+blue.png NBC 7 San Diego http://www.nbcsandiego.com en-us Thu, 24 Apr 2014 21:24:37 -0700 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 21:24:37 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[San Diego Now Accepting Pot Shop Permits]]> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 11:27:34 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Pot-Permit-Line-0424.jpg
Dozens of people waited in line for hours, sometimes days, at the Development Services Department to turn in an application Thursday.]]>
<![CDATA[City Approves $2M PLHS Ballfield Upgrade]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:34:02 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Point-Loma-Ball-Field-San-D.jpg
An agreement to pave the way for $2 million renovation of a baseball field in Point Loma got unanimous approval from the San Diego City Council Tuesday.

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<![CDATA[City Council to Consider "Drought Watch"]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 06:49:22 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/227*120/drought4.JPG
The San Diego City Council will meet to talk about declaring a "Drought Watch." NBC 7's Elena Gomez has a look at what that means for residents.

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<![CDATA[Southwestern College Completion Rate Low ]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:04:38 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/college+campus+generic.jpg
Completion rates at Southwestern College, a community college in Chula Vista, are below the statewide average and come in well below other community colleges in the region.]]>
<![CDATA[New Lawsuit Implicates Filner's Bodyguards]]> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:54:54 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Filner19Accuser_0828.jpg
The latest civil lawsuit to hit San Diego over the Bob Filner scandal also points fingers at his security detail.]]>
<![CDATA[San Diego Mayor Unveils $3B Budget Plan]]> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 20:14:04 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Mayor-Kevin-Faulconer-0303.jpg
San Diegans are looking at a 6 percent hike in municipal spending in Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s $3 billion proposal for the budget year that begins July 1.]]>
<![CDATA[Councilmember Ed Harris on Politically Speaking]]> Sun, 13 Apr 2014 10:29:19 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Ed-Harris-Councilmember-San.jpg
We turn to San Diego's City Hall where career lifeguard Ed Harris has become 'caretaker' for the eight months left in Mayor Kevin Faulconer's 2nd District term.]]>
<![CDATA[Politics of College Culture]]> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 12:35:23 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/PS-Weber-Solomon.jpg
Assemblymember Shirley Weber who is spearheading the effort for change on campus and Stacia Solomon Director of UC San Diego's Black Resource Center discuss the issue with NBC 7's Marianne Kushi.]]>
<![CDATA[Politics of Campaign Cash]]> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 12:29:10 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/PS-Fink-Cox.jpg
Joining NBC 7's Gene Cubbison to sift through issues of campaign cash, political influence, where all that leads, and to what extent it will ever end are John Cox, a government reform advocate who's promoting a...]]>
<![CDATA[Equal Pay Advocate: Women Should Arm Themselves with Info]]> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 03:57:27 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/equal-pay-fair-salary-gende.jpg
The U.S. Labor Department says women make $.81 for every dollar men make.

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<![CDATA[Ban on "Cars for Sale" on City Streets?]]> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 08:18:11 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/cars-for-sale-street-corner.jpg
The San Diego City Council will meet this afternoon to consider a ban on cars parked for sale on streets.]]>
<![CDATA[Filner's Punishment Light: Accuser Attorney]]> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 07:02:14 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/11PM_PKG_FILNER_RETIREM_KNSD3Q2F_1200x675_219802691939.jpg
Accuser's attorney called former mayor Bob Filner's punishment light and disagreed with the decision to allow him to receive a pension from the city for his time as councilmember and part of his time as mayor. ]]>
<![CDATA[Poway Superintendent's Business Expenses Top Other Superintendents']]> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 12:04:43 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/PUSD1.jpg
The superintendent of the Poway Unified School District, up for a $62,735 pay hike, is permitted to spend thousands of dollars a year on meals, travel and other business expenses on a district-issued debit card,...]]>
<![CDATA[April Fools Prank in Race for District Attorney]]> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 09:13:58 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/DA-Race-Brewer-Bonnie-Wyatt.jpg
An April Fools prank crossed into the San Diego District Attorney race Tuesday and not everyone is laughing.]]>
<![CDATA[CA State Senator Arrested]]> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 16:15:19 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/03-26-2014-leland-yee-leaves-court.jpg
California state Sen. Leland Yee has been arrested on public corruption charges as part of several arrests made by the FBI Wednesday morning during a massive FBI sting, the FBI told NBC Bay Area.

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<![CDATA[San Diego Mayor Releases Staff List]]> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 13:20:14 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Mayor-Kevin-Faulconer-030351.jpg
San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer released a list of his new staff members Thursday.]]>
<![CDATA[Coastal Land Proposal Pits Golf vs Soccer ]]> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 10:25:44 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Center-City-Golf-Course-Osi.jpg
Oceanside city officials will consider the future of a parcel of prime coastal land used by golfers but coveted by soccer players.

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<![CDATA[Restroom Overhaul Project No Relief to Eyes, Noses]]> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 03:56:31 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/City-Hall-Potties.jpg
It's a sight that's become quite an eyesore in downtown San Diego -- with smells that are wrinkling people's noses. The unwelcome offender? A long row of Porta-Potties across the street from City Hall.

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<![CDATA[Lawsuit Opposes Destruction of Old City Emails]]> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 15:48:40 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/computer2.jpg
As an advocacy group filed a lawsuit against a proposed policy that includes the deleting of all city emails that are more than a year old, San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer officially rescinded the policy, citing...]]>
NECN]]> <![CDATA[Scott Brown Readies N.H. Senate Run]]> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 15:15:09 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/AP19064830984.jpg
Former Sen. Scott Brown of Massachusetts officially announced Friday he has formed an exploratory committee for a bid in New Hampshire's U.S. Senate race this year. However, the Republican did not officially say...

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<![CDATA[CA Bill: Hit-and-Run Driver Should Lose License]]> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 14:40:11 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Police+Tape+Hit+and+Run+Generic+Police.jpg
A bill proposing hit-and-run drivers lose their licenses as punishment cleared committee Tuesday.]]>
<![CDATA[Feds: DC Mayor Got Illegal Funds]]> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 12:45:57 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/20140310+Jeffrey+Thompson.jpg
D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray's 2010 campaign benefited from more than $668,000 donated illegally by a businessman with multimillion-dollar city contracts, federal prosecutors alleged in court]]>
<![CDATA[Port of Entry Expansion in Obama's Budget]]> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 12:09:43 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Border-Tijuana-San-Ysidro-M.jpg
An expansion described as the single most important construction project in our region was included in President Barack Obama’s budget this week.]]>
<![CDATA[Mayor "Will Look Into" Return of Balboa Park Funds]]> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 11:13:01 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/180*120/b1885cf34efe4bffb6d43850ceaa9806.jpg
A look at what’s next for the upcoming Balboa Park Centennial now that the group tasked with planning the event has disbanded.]]>
<![CDATA[Balboa Park Centennial Group Disbands]]> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 20:56:09 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Balboa-Park-Generic-Garske.jpg
The group put together to plan the celebrations surrounding Balboa Park’s 2015 centennial is disbanding, handing the hefty project back to the City of San Diego, a co-chairman confirmed Tuesday.

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<![CDATA[Surprises, Runoffs Likely in Texas Primary]]> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 10:08:07 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Vote+Generic+Vote+Tuesday+Voting+Sign.jpg
Gov. Rick Perry isn't on the ballot, but a new member of the Bush dynasty is. Wendy Davis can clinch a feat no woman has achieved in Texas since Ann Richards. Heavyweight Republicans are trying to survive, and a...

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<![CDATA[Mayor Kevin Faulconer Speaks at Swearing In]]> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 14:56:10 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Mayor-Kevin-Faulconer-030351.jpg
Part one of the speech made by San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer after he took the oath of office on March 3, 2014. Watch Part II here]]>
<![CDATA[Faulconer Sworn in as Mayor of San Diego]]> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 13:48:25 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Mayorraw0303_1200x675_180400707696.jpg
Video of San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer's oath of office on Monday, March 3, 2014.]]>
<![CDATA[Kevin Faulconer Sworn in as San Diego Mayor]]> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 18:45:30 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Faulconer-Swearing-In-03032.jpg
Kevin Faulconer took the oath of office Monday, becoming the mayor of San Diego months after a sex scandal forced the mid-term resignation of former U.S. Congressman Bob Filner.]]>
<![CDATA[Chief Out, Mayor In: Changes for SD]]> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 08:40:59 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/San-Diego-Skyline-133071239.jpg
Big changes coming to San Diego this week. Kevin Faulconer takes over as mayor while Police Chief William Lansdowne retires. NBC 7's Matt Rascon gives us a closer look at what it will mean for the city.

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<![CDATA[ID of Campaign Finance Scandal Informant Revealed ]]> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 18:40:59 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Coronado-Campaign-Finance-5.jpg
NBC7 Investigates has confirmed that a former fundraiser for both ex-San Diego Mayor Bob Filner and San Diego County District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis is the second of two confidential informants who...

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<![CDATA[Jerry Brown to Seek Fourth Term as California Governor]]> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 15:00:06 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/02-27-2014-jerry-brown.jpg
Gov. Jerry Brown made it official Thursday and announced plans to seek re-election. Brown filed paperwork in Alameda County in search of a fourth term as California's governor. The 75-year-old Democrat tweeted a

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